Frank McDonald: White Paper on low-carbon energy future is pretty lame

For all the headline stuff about moving towards full “decarbonisation” of the energy sector in the long term, the White Paper – Ireland’s Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Future 2015-2030 – provides no clear road map.

One would expect a White Paper to be full of clarity and firmness of purpose, unlike a Green Paper, which discusses issues and puts forward a series of options to address them.

In effect, what Minister for Energy Alex White has produced is a Green Paper.

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